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TikTok faces latest class action over pixel tracking

Date posted - 05/06/2023

A class action lawsuit was filed against TikTok in the Central District of California, alleging various California statutory, common law and constitutional claims based on TikTok's collection and use of ad event information, IP address, and cookie information from...

Health data privacy “a high priority” for FTC

Date posted - 22/05/2023

The Premom settlement is the third recent enforcement action by the FTC regarding sensitive data collection by health apps, following actions against online mental health counseling service Betterhelp and telehealth company GoodRx, and they likely won't be the last. In its...

Indiana privacy law signed; Florida sent to governor

Date posted - 08/05/2023

Indiana's Governor signed SB 5, enacting a Virginia-style comprehensive privacy law that will take effect January 1, 2026. Meanwhile, an amended version of Florida SB 262 was fast-tracked through the legislature, passing the House and Senate on the same day.

Washington’s My Health My Data Act signed into law

Date posted - 01/05/2023

Although the My Health My Data Act only applies to "consumer health data", the definition and application of such term is broad enough to impact many entities that likely have not previously considered themselves to be involved in the processing...

Montana & Tennessee to enact comprehensive privacy laws

Date posted - 24/04/2023

Montana SB 384, establishing the Montana Consumer Data Privacy Act, and Tennessee HB 1181, establishing the Tennessee Information Protection Act, were both unanimously passed by the States' respective Legislatures on April 21. Unless the bills are vetoed by their State Governors, the Tennessee...

Indiana to pass comprehensive privacy legislation

Date posted - 17/04/2023

Indiana will be the seventh state to pass comprehensive privacy legislation, joining California and Virginia (already in effect), Colorado and Connecticut (effective July 1, 2023), Utah (effective December 31, 2023) and Iowa (effective January 1, 2025).  

Washington state passes broad health data bill

Date posted - 11/04/2023

Under the My Health My Data Act, consumer health data is broadly defined to include not only information that directly identifies a consumer's physical or mental health, but also information derived or extrapolated from non-health information, including from algorithms or...

Another VPPA class action overcomes a motion to dismiss

Date posted - 27/03/2023

A federal district court judge in the Northern District of Georgia denied defendant Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)'s motion to dismiss a class action alleging PBS's use of a Facebook pixel in connection with video content violated the Video Privacy Protection Act....

Iowa sends comprehensive privacy bill to governor

Date posted - 20/03/2023

The Iowa legislature passed SF 262, a comprehensive privacy bill, which, if signed by the governor, will make Iowa the sixth U.S. state to pass comprehensive privacy legislation.

Health data privacy takes center stage as legislation advances

Date posted - 13/03/2023

Three major developments in health data privacy occurred over the last week. The Washington state House of Representatives passed (moving the legislation to the Senate) HB 1155, a bill that would prohibit the sale of non-HIPAA-protected consumer health data and...

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